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Tooth Extraction

At Newport Family Dental Care, we do our best to preserve a patient's health, yet there are times when a tooth needs to be removed.

Drs. David and Joseph Sutton perform tooth extractions to treat dental problems and as preparation for other dental treatments.

Learn how our dentists can help patients in the Morristown, Sevierville, and Newport, TN, areas...

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Reasons for Tooth Extraction

Dentists typically make all efforts to save teeth from extraction, which is why some guests at the practice wonder why they should have a tooth pulled. These are just a few instances when extraction is the best option for your care.
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Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom teeth are extra sets of molars that typically emerge in the mid to late teens or early twenties. Wisdom teeth can erupt in a way that compromises your oral health or have trouble erupting at all, causing painful impaction that affects the jaw and adjacent molars. Many people undergo the routine removal of their wisdom teeth.

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Severe Decay and Fractures

While dental restorations have come a long way over the years, it's not always possible to save a severely decayed or fractured tooth. When a tooth's structure is so compromised that it cannot be saved, the best option is extraction followed by replacement with a bridge or implant-supported crown.

Dental Infections

Some root canal infections and cases of periodontal disease might be too advanced to treat. In these situations, removing affected teeth and preventing the spread of infection is key. Extraction is the most sensible option for a patient's short-term and long-term health and wellness.

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Preparation for Dentures and Implants

When a person is missing most or nearly all of their teeth, extraction is often recommended to help with restorative dentistry procedures. Removing any remaining or obtrusive teeth can help us craft a custom set of full dentures, or achieve an ideal position for dental implants.

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Orthodontic Procedures

Braces and other orthodontic treatments may not be enough to treat severe crowding. In some cases, dentists may use tooth extraction to help with the orthodontic treatment plan. Extraction increases space and can improve the alignment of your smile.

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Discuss Tooth Extraction with Skilled Dentists We Put You and Your Family's Needs First

Getting a tooth removed shouldn't be painful or a source of worry. The team at Newport Family Dental Care strives to provide positive experiences to every guest who comes to our practice. We use gentle extraction methods and also offer laughing gas and sedation.

Dr. David Sutton has practiced dentistry in the area since 1979 and he has helped numerous patients from Newport, TN, Morristown, TN, and Sevierville, TN, smile with greater confidence and experience improved health. Dr. Joseph Sutton also believes in strong relationships between patients and their dentists and can meet your family's unique needs.

If you would like to schedule an appointment to learn more about extractions, we encourage you to contact our skilled team of dentists online or call our office at:

(423) 623-1307

Drs. David and Jospeh Sutton with the team at Newport Family Dental Care

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The Tooth Extraction Procedure

The extraction procedure is relatively straightforward. For a single tooth extraction, the procedure can take as little as 20 to 40 minutes. Longer procedures are required for more complicated extractions.
"At Newport Family Dental Care, we do our best to preserve a patient's health, yet there are times when a tooth needs to be removed."
"At Newport Family Dental Care, we do our best to preserve a patient's health, yet there are times when a tooth needs to be removed."

Discussing Risks and Benefits

During an initial appointment with our dentists, we will go over the risks and benefits of the procedure, which includes a discussion of common side effects such as swelling and discomfort, and potential complications.

Planning the Surgery

When the patient decides that extraction is the right choice for their needs, we can then plan the oral surgery. We'll go through the process to help provide realistic expectations about the pre-op process and post-op healing.
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Administering Anesthetic

On the day of the tooth extraction, we will administer local anesthetic to prevent severe pain and discomfort. We can also use sedation methods such as laughing gas to help you achieve a relaxed state.
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Removing the Tooth

The actual extraction of the tooth or teeth comes next. Incisions may be made in the gums to allow better access to the site. The tooth can be removed whole, or can be broken into multiple sections for easier extraction.
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Treating the Extraction Site

For extractions due to root canal infections and gum disease, we disinfect the extraction site with ozone gas to prevent dry socket (a painful condition caused by the failure of a blood clot to form) and other complications. Very few dental offices incorporate this step and it has a host of benefits.

Closing the Incision

Once the area is free from bacteria, we can then suture the incision areas shut. The sutures help with the healing process and reduce post-operative bleeding. The surgical sutures are designed to dissolve on their own.
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Placing Surgical Gauze

At the end of the tooth extraction, surgical gauze is placed in the mouth. The gauze helps stop initial post-operative bleeding and also assists with the formation of blood clots. Follow all post-op instructions for proper care.

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October 12, 2019

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Newport Family Dental Care

Newport Family Dental Care

The experienced dental team at Newport Family Dental Care provides a wide range of treatments. Our dentists are affiliated with a number of highly respected professional associations, including:

  • Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry
  • American Academy for Oral Systemic Health
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists

We invite you to schedule an appointment at our Newport, TN, dental office, by contacting us online or calling (423) 623-1307

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